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Waiwakaiho ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Waiwakaiho (fresh winds from the NNE at New Plymouth 6 km from Waiwakaiho). 2.5m 17 s period swell from WSW with 1.9m 6 s period wind swell from NNW
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Waiwakaiho Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 21 Jul 2018 NZST

Waiwakaiho surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Waiwakaiho sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 21 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 14.9 min: 13.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
W
2.2
WSW
3
WNW
3
WNW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WNW
3.5
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3.5
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3
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1.6
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1
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0.9
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1.4
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1.3
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1.4
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1.9
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1.9
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2
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2.5
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2.5
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Period(s) (?)171717181716131211111012211918171616816151515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)39272671211134714012264938633176198389952128322159511119137834634501500184626552887
Wind
(km/h)
25
NNW
35
N
25
WNW
20
WNW
25
W
25
W
25
W
25
W
15
W
15
ESE
10
SE
20
SSE
10
SSE
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
SSW
15
WSW
20
SW
15
SSW
15
SW
10
SSE
15
SW
25
SW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
on
offoffoffcross-
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:43PM
2.56

5:07AM
2.55
5:47PM
2.53

6:09AM
2.50

6:46PM
2.57
7:06AM
2.53

7:38PM
2.64
7:56AM
2.60

8:24PM
2.74
8:40AM
2.68

9:05PM
2.84
9:20AM
2.77

9:43PM
2.93
9:58AM
2.83

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:25AM
0.63

10:54PM
0.78
11:27AM
0.69

11:59PM
0.81

12:26PM
0.70
12:58AM
0.78

1:20PM
0.65
1:50AM
0.70

2:07PM
0.57
2:35AM
0.61

2:50PM
0.48

3:16AM
0.51
3:29PM
0.40

3:54AM
0.43

Note: the tide data above is for New Plymouth which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waiwakaiho.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Waiwakaiho blow from the SE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-13812---8--------2-----
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:35--7:35--7:33--7:33--7:31--7:31--7:31--7:30-
Sunset
-5:23--5:24--5:25--5:25--5:27--5:28--5:29--5:30
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Sat afternoon, light winds from the SE by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Thu morning, min 8°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waiwakaiho Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waiwakaiho provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Waiwakaiho can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waiwakaiho surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Waiwakaiho) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Waiwakaiho may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Waiwakaiho, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 4 km (2 miles) away.